Visual Encyclopedia

Okinawa Island

is the largest of the Okinawa Islands and the Ryukyu (Nansei) Islands of Japan. The island is approximately 70 mi long and an average 7 mi wide, and has an area of . It is roughly 640 km south of the rest of Japan, roughly the same distance off the coast of China, and 500 km north of Taiwan. The Greater Naha area, home to the prefectural seat of Okinawa Prefecture on the southwestern part of Okinawa Island, has roughly 800,000 of the island's 1.3 million residents, while the city itself is home to about 320,000.

The description above is licensed from Wikipedia under the Creative Commons license.

Add an image or video to this topic

No signin required

or

Processing...

Cancel

Best posts about this topic

Loading . . .

Ad

Okinawa, Japan has its own language! Although Japanese is the main dialect, this rare language called Uchinaguchi is only spoken on this small island. This ancient tongue is spoken primarily by elders of the island and is, sadly, starting to die out.

Contributed by Naomi Kline

What is Sussle?

Sussle is the first, open visual encyclopedia. Anyone can use it.

What's a visual encylopedia?

It has beautiful images and viral videos that are way more fun than reading all the text in traditional encyclopedias.

5 reasons you should add your own images and videos:

  1. If you found Sussle interesting, then give back by adding something interesting for others.
  2. Help others learn in a fun way.
  3. Make someone else interested in this topic laugh or say wow!
  4. Become internet-famous as people like and share your post.
  5. It's super easy, so it won't take more than a minute.

Ready to start?

Just click on the red module above.